June 27, 2015 10:22 pm
Updated: August 6, 2016 1:13 am

Man robs Tim Hortons, jumps into ocean, hides under Canada Place pier, evades capture

Coast Guard assist Vancouver Police and Transit Police in extracting a man who jumped into the ocean and under Canada Place to escape police after robbing a Tim Hortons on June 27, 2015.

Courtesy Krista Martin

Police are looking for a man who escaped capture after robbing a Tim Hortons and then jumped into the ocean beside Canada Place.

The man hid under Canada Place Pier after jumping into the Burrard Inlet around 5:40 p.m. this evening. VPD Constable Brian Montague says the man robbed the Tim Hortons in the 400 block of Hornby Street.

According to Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan, the man took a flying leap off the pier at 999 Canada Place.

A stakeout ensued, with members of the Vancouver Police Marine unit (including divers), Coast Guard, and an emergency response team attempting to extract the man.

Drennan said they knew he was still in the water, because police heard a response from him whenever they call out.

But by 8 p.m., transit police had called off the search. Cst. Clint Hervais tweeted a warning to the public, saying the suspect was a Caucasian in his 30s and 5-foot-6.

He says the man was likely wearing dark shorts and was likely shirtless.

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